Eagle-Eye Cherry

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Eagle-Eye Cherry
Birth nameEagle-Eye Lanoo Cherry
Born (1968-05-07) 7 May 1968 (age 51) [1]
OriginStockholm, Sweden
GenresRock, post-grunge, alternative rock, acoustic
Occupation(s)Musician, actor
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1990–2003
2010 – present
LabelsMCA Records
Diesel Records
Sony Music
Associated actsNeneh Cherry
Mabel
WebsiteEagle-Eye-Cherry.com

Eagle-Eye Lanoo Cherry[2][3] (born 7 May 1968) is a Swedish singer and stage-performer from Stockholm, Sweden. He is known for his single "Save Tonight" which received commercial success in Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom, and was voted song of the year in New Zealand.

Eagle-Eye Cherry is of Choctaw descent, the son of a jazz artist. He pursued acting during high school, attending class alongside contemporaries Jennifer Aniston and Chaz Bono. Cherry’s acting career was set aside as his musical career took precedence in his life with his debut album Desireless in 1997. He has released several other albums since his debut, and has co-written for other artists and films, and has guest-starred on reality television. Cherry's music is of the acoustic, rock, post-grunge and alternative rock genres.

Early life[edit]

Cherry was born on 7 May 1968, in Stockholm, Sweden,[3][2] the son of American jazz artist Don Cherry and Swedish painter/textile artist Monika Cherry (née Karlsson). Of Choctaw descent[4] through his paternal grandmother and African-American through his grandfather, Cherry is the fourth of five siblings. He is the half-brother of singer Neneh Cherry (his mother's daughter).[5][6] Other half-siblings are violinist Jan Cherry, Christian Cherry, and jazz musician David Ornette Cherry. At the age of 12, Cherry was sent to school in New York City. He remained there to work as an actor and a drummer in various bands.[5] At 16, he enrolled in the High School of Performing Arts in New York in the same class as Jennifer Aniston and Chaz Bono.[7]

Career[edit]

In 1988, he was credited as "Teenager" in the film Arthur 2: On the Rocks.[8] In 1993 he starred on the short-lived NBC action/adventure television show South Beach.

His father died in 1995. Cherry returned to Stockholm to focus on his music rather than the acting career that had taken precedence in his professional life.[9] He began writing and recording his debut album, Desireless, in his bedroom studio on an acoustic guitar.[9] According to manager Tommy Manzi, Cherry's perfectionism made him keep the recordings under wraps until the album was virtually complete.[9] The album became a commercial success throughout the world.[5] Desireless sold four million copies worldwide and was certified platinum in the United States.[5]

Cherry co-wrote and sang on "Wishing It Was" on Santana's 1999 album Supernatural,[5] as well as in films such as Wim Wenders' The Soul of a Man, Y tu mamá también, The Love of the Game, GO, Best Laid Plans, Holes, Billy Elliot and Over Her Dead Body. Some of his best known songs include "Save Tonight", "Falling in Love Again", "Are You Still Having Fun", "Long Way Around", "Feels So Right", "Skull Tattoo" and "Don't Give Up".

On 27 November 2012, he appeared as musical guest on The Voice of Romania.[10]

His fifth album, Streets of You, was released on 26 October 2018.[11]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SWE
[12]
AUS
[13]
AUT
[14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
NL
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWI
[19]
UK
[20]
US
[21]
Desireless 2 4 4 23 31 16 4 3 45
Living in the Present Future[25]
  • Released: 6 March 2000
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, digital download, LP
3 33 30 10 23 6 12
Sub Rosa
  • Released: 29 September 2003
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, digital download, LP
40 53 31
Can't Get Enough
  • Released: 5 October 2012
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Formats: CD, digital download, LP
Streets of You
  • Released: 26 October 2018
  • Label: Papa Cherry
  • Formats: CD, digital download
172
[26]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
SWE
[12]
AUS
[13]
AUT
[14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
NL
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWI
[19]
UK
[20]
US
[21]
Live and Kicking
  • Released: 2007
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, digital download, LP
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

As main artist[edit]

List of singles as main artist, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[12]
AUS
[13]
FRA
[15]
GER
[27][28]
IRE
[29][30]
NL
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWI
[19]
UK
[20]
US
[21]
"Save Tonight" 1997 2 20 11 18 3 9 35 7 6 5 Desireless
"When Mermaids Cry" 1998 34
"Falling in Love Again" 48 81 23 70 8
"Permanent Tears" 1999 43
"Are You Still Having Fun?" 2000 18 69 37 81 39 79 41 31 21 Living in the Present Future
"Long Way Around"
(featuring Neneh Cherry)
60 85 81 45 48
"Promises Made"
"Feels So Right" 2001
"Skull Tattoo" 2003 54 99 64 158 Sub Rosa
"Don't Give Up"
"Can't Get Enough" 2012 Can't Get Enough
"As One"
(with Tomas Ledin)
non-album track
"Dream Away"
(with Darin)
2014 30
"Save Tonight (2018 Rendition)" [32] 2018
"Streets of You" [33] Streets of You
"While Away" [34]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2000). "Cherry, Eagle-Eye". The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music. Virgin. p. 86. b. 7 May 1971, Stockholm, Sweden.
  4. ^ Dennis, Yvonne Wakim; Hirschfelder, Arlene B.; Rothenberger, Shannon (2016). Native American Almanac. Canton, Michigan: Invisible Ink Press. ISBN 9781578595075. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e Huey, Steve. "Biography". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 January 2009.
  6. ^ Galipault, Gerry (27 November 2002). "'Come Along' with Titiyo". pauseandplay.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  7. ^ https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/eagle-eye-cherry-born-to-be-a-wild-child-281422.html
  8. ^ "Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)". Internet Movie Database. IMDb.com Inc. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  9. ^ a b c "Interview With Tommy Manzi". HitQuarters. 7 May 2001. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  10. ^ Petrisor, Claudiu (29 November 2012). "EXCLUSIV: Eagle Eye Cherry, invitatul special de la "Vocea României", nu a fost impresionat de prezentatoare: "Nicoleta Luciu nu e genul meu"" [Eagle Eye Cherry, special guest from 'The Voice of Romania' was not impressed by the presenter: 'Nicoleta Gloss — not my type']. Libertatea.ro (in Romanian).
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  20. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 103. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  21. ^ a b c "Billboard Chart Singles > Eagle-Eye Cherry". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 18 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  22. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original (To access, enter the search parameter "Eagle-Eye Cherry" and select "Search by Keyword") on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  23. ^ "American certifications – Desireless". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  24. ^ "Certifications Albums Double Or – année 1999" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  25. ^ "CD REVIEWS: Baby Blue Soundcrew, Lenny Kravitz, Matthew Good Band and many more". Chart Attack, 30 October 2001, Debbie Bento
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  31. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  32. ^ https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Eagle_Eye_Cherry_Save_Tonight_2018_Rendition?id=Bko66ee4nkohtw7mkoqccq6pdkm
  33. ^ https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Eagle_Eye_Cherry_Streets_of_You?id=Bbnhgtf3zywbum6zro3rzzmj7fy
  34. ^ https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Eagle_Eye_Cherry_While_Away?id=B7qoiztlxhigxygrwmowuxckhum

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